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Asserting Our New PyPI Security & Safety Engineer!

We introduced our intention again in Might to fill this position with beneficiant funding by Amazon Net Providers (AWS), and after a radical search, we’re delighted to announce Mike Fiedler is becoming a member of the workforce! He joins the PSF for the subsequent yr as our first ever PyPI Security & Safety Engineer. Mike is already a devoted member of the Python packaging group – he has been a Python person for some 15 years, maintains and contributes to open supply, and have become a PyPI Maintainer in 2022.

This essential position wouldn’t be attainable with out funding from AWS: “We’re completely satisfied to have the ability to spend money on the sustainable and safe growth of Python and PyPI, and we stay up for Mike’s contributions.” – Tom Callaway, AWS.

Mike begins his work with the Python Packaging Index (PyPI) this week. He says, “Very excited to affix the workforce in bettering the protection and safety of PyPI for finish customers, package deal publishers, maintainers, and PyPI moderators and directors – that’s an enormous viewers!” We hope that everybody in the neighborhood will be part of us in welcoming Mike and supporting his essential work for Python packaging!

A photo of Mike Fiedler smiling to the camera.

We’re thrilled that for the primary time we’re capable of convey on an engineer who can be devoted full-time to PyPI. PyPI is a large venture that has turn into key digital infrastructure serving thousands and thousands of customers. Up till now, PyPI has been virtually fully volunteer-run, relying on a tiny workforce with just one fraction of 1 individual’s paid time. We’re anticipating all PyPI customers to have a tangibly improved expertise from Mike’s work over the subsequent yr. A few of the outcomes we’re concentrating on embrace elevated assist for package deal maintainers together with multi-maintainer tasks, enhancements to reporting infrastructure for malicious tasks, in addition to a lowered response time for malware studies and account restoration requests. Mike will work carefully with our also-recently-announced Safety Developer in Residence, Seth Larson.

This position is funded by a considerable funding from AWS, inaugural Safety Sponsor for PyPI. AWS has been one of many high sponsors of the Python Software program Basis for the final 5 years, and our long-term partnership with AWS has additionally included essential in-kind donations of cloud computing infrastructure and companies to assist PyPI. 

The Python Software program Basis (PSF) is the non-profit group behind Python and PyPI. Our mission is to advertise, defend, and advance the Python programming language, and to assist and facilitate the expansion of a various and worldwide group of Python programmers. The PSF helps the Python group utilizing company sponsorships, grants, and donations. Are you curious about sponsoring or donating to the PSF so it may possibly proceed supporting Python and its group? Take a look at our sponsorship program, donate instantly right here, or contact our workforce!



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